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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
How to Engage Your Volunteers During This Uncertain Time »
By Abby Weber, consultant at The Curtis Group As we have shared with you the ways that you should be building don...
Monday, April 27, 2020
Positive Trends in Our Current Philanthropic Environment »
By Russ Hodge, CEO at The Hodge Group As we all navigate this new normal, The Hodge Group appreciates your friend...
Monday, April 27, 2020
Tips for Engaging Donors Amid Social Distancing »
By The Hodge Group As we settle into a new normal, The Hodge Group recognizes that nonprofits are facing enormous...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
The Dos and Don'ts of Virtual Meetings »
By Jeffrey Byrne, Co-Founder and CEO at Byrne Pelofsky Let's face it – virtual meetings are our new reality. At l...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
How to Stay the Course During the Coronavirus Pandemic »
By Jeffrey Byrne and Lisa Pelofsky, Co-Founders and CEOs at Byrne Pelofsky In light of recent developments regard...
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
How to Steward Recurring Gifts in Economic Uncertainty »
By Brian Zive Consultant, Analytical Solutions at Marts & Lundy Recurring gifts have become a steady stream...
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Four Ways Data Takes the Spotlight Amidst Disruption »
By Sarah Clough Consultant at Marts & Lundy Tensions are high. Floods of opinions saturate facts. Informati...
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Responsive Fundraising: The Time for Change is Now »
By Gabe Cooper Founder and CEO at Virtuous Software "No one can see a bubble. That's what makes it a bubble."...
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
In an Emergency — Don't Forget the Offer »
By Marcy Auman Executive Vice President at TrueSense Marketing Here is how TrueSense feels about offers: Make t...
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Your COVID-19 Fundraising Strategy Needs to Include Phone. Here's Why »
By Kurt Worrell SVP Donor Engagement Team at TrueSense Marketing The new coronavirus has dramatically altered o...
Monday, April 13, 2020
Do These Nine Things While You Can't Meet With Donors »
By Victoria Dietz Vice President at The Curtis Group During these incredibly challenging and uncertain times, w...
Thursday, April 9, 2020
How the Social Good Community Can Navigate These Uncertain Times »
By Ashley Thompson Managing Director at Blackbaud Institute As the global COVID-19 situation continues to evolv...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Includes Charitable Giving Incentives: What This Means for Donors »
  By Jennifer Shin, MBA, CFRE Consultant at The Alford Group Over the past few weeks, we've held...
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
7 Lessons from the Great Recession of 2008 that Apply Today »
By Elizabeth Zeigler President & CEO at Graham-Pelton Nonprofit leaders around the world are huddled virtua...
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
5 Good Reads for Fundraisers During the Pandemic »
By David Allyn Vice President at Graham-Pelton While you're at home contending with the coronavirus, you may be...
Monday, April 6, 2020
Principles of Fundraising: The Coronavirus and Philanthropy »
By CCS Fundraising Concerns about the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) underscore the nonprofit sector's vita...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
What We Have Learned From Crises and Can Use in Coronavirus Age »
By Eden Stiffman After 9/11, many charities stopped talking to their donors and then waited too long to open up th...
Friday, March 27, 2020
Digital Outreach Tops Traditional Methods for Reaching Donors and Prospects »
By Justin Ware Senior Vice President of Digital at BWF Change can feel glacial, especially for those of us who...
Friday, March 20, 2020
Lessons Learned from Previous Crisis Situations »
By Laura MacDonald, CFRE, Principal & Founder at Benefactor Group Several clients have reached out with quest...
Friday, March 13, 2020
Disaster Fundraising: Lessons from the Australian Bushfires »
By Stephanie Pietromonaco, Consultant at AskRIGHT In the midst of natural disasters, philanthropy gives people a...
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Supercharge Your Work Through Strategic Planning »
By Sharon Tiknis , Executive Vice President & East Division Manager and Lieve Buzard , Senior Client Service Associa...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Became a Major Gift Officer »
By Robin Bellinger, Strategic Partner and Certified Coach at Advancement Resources Many distractions stand in the...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
3 Key Insights from the 2019 Major Gift Benchmark Study »
By Jeff Giannotto, Senior Solutions Advisor at MarketSmart An argument can be made that research is the backbone...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Perfecting Your Fundraising Strategy in the New Year »
By Aly Sterling, founder and president of Aly Sterling Philanthropy With the new year comes a fresh start. Y...
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
The Campaign is Dead: Long Live the Campaign »
By Greg Hagin, Managing Director and Adam Miller, Vice President of CCS Fundraising For more than 100 years...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Your Next Legacy Donor Just Might Surprise You »
By Jim Yunker President and CEO The Yunker Group . Refreshing Stories of Three Passionate Donors and Their L...
Friday, November 8, 2019
32 Donor Marketing Best Practices to Grow Your Fundraising in 2020 »
By TrueSense Marketing . It’s that time of year again. Time to start thinking past the holiday fundraising blitz...
Monday, November 4, 2019
Measuring Success: The Value of Evaluation »
By Dr. Wayne Parker Of Counsel at The Phoenix Philanthropy Group . Tracking success is at the core of creat...
Monday, October 28, 2019
A Tale of Two Gifts: Extraordinary Philanthropic Reporting and Why It Should Be Required Reading »
By Stuart Sullivan Senior Vice President at Graham-Pelton . The date of Friday, September 27, 2019, was extr...
Monday, October 7, 2019
Humility in Grantmaking: The Rise of Local Investing »
By Bobby Thalhimer Senior Consultant at The Monument Group . As a nearly lifelong participant in the work of...
Friday, October 4, 2019
Does 1+1=2? The Ripple Effect of Challenge Gifts »
By Wendy McGrady Executive Vice President at The Curtis Group . At The Curtis Group, we believe that 1+1 ca...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
The Gift of Listening »
By Avrum D. Lapin President at The Lapin Group, LLC . The art of conversation lies in listening." --Malcom...
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Driving Hyper-Philanthropy Through New Technologies »
By Russ Hodge, CFRE Principal at The Hodge Group . Experts tell us that the face of philanthropy is changing...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Highway to Your Fundraising Metrics »
By Mariah Fosnight, Client Service Associate, and Jennifer Shin, Consultant, at The Alford Group . Congratul...
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Three Practical Ways Your Tech Tools Can Help You Retain Donors »
By Abby Jarvis Nonprofit Education Manager of Qgiv . Did you see a dip in individual donations to your organiza...

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